Video: Man Loses His Face And Regains It 10 Years Later

WARNING: The video footage might be a bit disturbing for some viewers.*
September 29, 2015 Updated: April 29, 2016

Donnie Fritts has been dealing with an aggressive form of cancer that was found growing in his jaw in 2003. After he was diagnosed, he was left with a hole in his face after having a tumor removed. He was forced to go ahead with the surgery, which left him without a nose, lip, or palate. As a result, he wasn’t able to kiss his wife–because he literally had no lip.

But he recently got a prosthetic face.

He told MailOnline: “Kids would look at me sometimes, they’d look at me with fear then they’d run back to their mothers. I looked like a monster. Now it’s incredible, Sharon and I can go out in public and for the first time in years people don’t look or point.

“I can take her out to dinner and on dates I no longer feel like I need to be a recluse.”

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